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The 21st century challenges us to reclaim our damaged environment and feed a growing population. This hour introduces scientists who are turning to microbes for solutions and the tiny organisms who are making new cleanup technologies possible.
As antibiotics lose their ability to control infectious diseases, scientists are busy looking for new, more effective drugs from the soil of a park in Vancouver to the radioactive environment of Chernobyl.
Explore the future of microbes and how they can improve the quality of life on Earth through genetic engineering, bioremediation and electronics.